This is my originally developed
signature course. It is presented as a series of four independent two-hour sessions, as follows:
Session #1: Foundations and Abdications
Clear thinking begins with adopting the right attitude, captured in the acronym SEX. Find out what this means. But
many people do worse than start on the wrong foot, they give up thought altogether. Discover the subtle ways by which this
abdication is disguised. You may be (unconsciously, of course) guilty of it too!
Session #2: “Finger
A fallacy is a bad argument that is often accepted as a good one. The most popular ones number about 40, and can be
categorized into five groups. Discover what these fallacies are—so you can reject them when you meet them, or think
of them. Prepare to be shocked.
Session #3: “Conquer
Do questions make you confused or panicked? Take heart. All questions fit one or more of six basic question forms,
each with its own solution methods or heuristics. Learn what all these are, and you can give every question (and whoever asked
it) a run for its money.
Session #4: “Assess
An assertion without a good argument rests on quicksand. But what is a good argument? You’ll be relieved to know
that all arguments fit one or more of five basic argument forms. Understand these forms, and you can correctly assess (or
fatally attack) any argument—and formulate only good ones.
Session #5: “Sharpen
An assortment of real life examples with which to sharpen your skill.
Price: $50 per head per hour (personal); $75 per head per hour (corporate)
Place and Time: Arranged
to mutual convenience.
Free 45-minute previews can be arranged for
groups or companies.